A new species of dewflower Murdannia sanjappae (Commelinaceae) from Andaman Islands, India

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Mudavath Chennakesavulu Naik
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3683-1645
Boyina Ravi Prasad Rao
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5148-053X

Abstract

Murdannia sanjappae, a new species of dewflower plant of the dayflower family from Rutland Island, South Andaman Islands, India, is described and illustrated.  This novel species is similar to M. tenuissima in not having any staminodes, but differs from it by having oblong-lanceolate leaves with cordate base, distinct peduncle, pedicel with 2–3 articulations, ovate petals, and 24–30-seeded capsules.

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Naik, M.C. and Rao, B.R.P. 2017. A new species of dewflower Murdannia sanjappae (Commelinaceae) from Andaman Islands, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 9, 11 (Nov. 2017), 10909–10913. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.3341.9.11.10909-10913.
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Mudavath Chennakesavulu Naik, Biodiversity Conservation Division, Department of Botany, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, NH-205, Anantapur-Tirupati Highway, Ananthapuramu, Andhra Pradesh 515003, India

Botany

Senior Research Fellow

Boyina Ravi Prasad Rao, Biodiversity Conservation Division, Department of Botany, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, NH-205, Anantapur-Tirupati Highway, Ananthapuramu, Andhra Pradesh 515003, India

Botany

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